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This may seem really thick of me, but I've only just remembered about Denmark as a country and bothered to look it up in an old Encyclopoedia Brittannica. I didn't realize it was lots of little islands, and worry how it might cope with a sea water rise due to Global Warming. I live in York, but never once actually clicked that the Vikings came from Denmark. Furthermore, I was once told about the Anglo's, the Saxon's and the Jutes - but again, have been wondering for years who the Jutes are - and now realize they came from Jutland - one of the bigger islands in Denmark. I read and studied Beowulf but again, never really clicked that Heorot was supposed to be in Denmark - and never wondered why it wasn't in Danish, but in Anglo-Saxon, then?
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Initial post: 22 Oct 2013 08:42:07 BDT
M. Forster says:
No, Jutland is the bit of Denmark which isn't an island, the peninsular which juts (geddit?) up from Germany.
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